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Pacemaker Technician / BMA Cardiology


Blair Medical in Altoona is currently seeking a Pacemaker Technician to support our busy cardiology office!

The Pacemaker Technician provides physician with information regarding patient pacemaker status by means of telephone follow-ups and EKG tracings done via telephone.


This is a Monday – Friday position. 


  • Provides detailed instructions to patients regarding procedures, obtains signed consent as needed.
  • Schedules appointments for pacemaker reprogramming and follow-ups on patients with implanted defibrillators per insurance guidelines.
  • Calls pacemaker patients at their appointed times and performs EKG tracings per the standard operating procedure.
  • Compiles a billing list and forwards to data entry.
  • Contacts patients who have missed appointments and reschedule.
  • Assists manufacture representative with pacemaker reprogramming and implanted defibrillator follow-ups, coordinates with manufacturer representatives as needed.
  • Prints out each patient's report and forwards to physician for review and signature, documents results in the patient's chart.
  • Completes reports and forms for device manufactures as needed.
  • Registers all new pacemaker patients into computer, gives patient the necessary equipment for telephone follow-ups, schedules appointments for same and make up a chart.
  • Schedules all procedures with physicians as ordered, including precertification of procedure if required.




  • LPN with valid licensure or Cardiovascular Technician or equivalent from two year college or technical school, minimum of one year related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret procedure manuals, manufacture information and professional manuals to keep current on pacemaker, defibrillator and artificial valve technology. 
  • Ability to document information in charts and prepare billing.
  • Must be able to effectively present information to physicians and patients in one on one situation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate required and maintained. 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

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